Three-year-old Mya Ekwe, from Finglas, Dublin, was playing on her scooter near her home when a car accidentally ran over her, leaving her with horrific life-changing injuries
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A three-year-old girl has been left with life-changing injuries after being hit by a car while playing on her scooter.
Little Mya Ekwe was left with horrific injuries when a car accidentally ran over her while she was playing outside near her home on the morning of May 17.
The child, from Finglas, Dublin, was left with life-changing injuries and still remains in hospital but is “making little progress every day”. Dublin Live reports .
Mya is now blind in her left eye and her family have been told she will suffer from cerebral palsy following the accident.
But they said it is a “miracle” Mya is alive, but doctors still don’t know the extent of her injuries or if she will ever walk or speak again.
Her father Andy said she was placed in an induced coma for two weeks after the accident.
“She was placed in an induced coma. It happened on May 17 and she woke up on June 1 with a big smile on her face,” he said.
He added: “Since then they’ve put botox on her in both legs and also in her left arm to help with the muscles that have been in bed for so long.
“She’s now blind in her left eye and we’ve been told she has cerebral palsy, we just don’t know how severe she is because she’s on other medications.
“She also has dystonia and the medications that treat her make her tired, so she spends a lot of time sleeping.
“They wean her off the medication so she can regain consciousness. Basically, they can’t assess her until she comes fully to her senses.
“She’s moving her leg and pretty much that’s it because she can’t move her head or her arms.”
Andy said they aren’t sure if Mya can talk or walk again, but she’s making progress.
“She’s making little strides every day,” he said.
“She laughed yesterday. We had her doll in front of her and when we pressed the button she responded and laughed.
“It was a beautiful moment.”
Now the family is collecting donations for the little tot. Mya’s older brother, Tyrick, runs 100 km in 20 days to raise funds for his sister’s medical costs and to support the family financially.
Andy said: “He does 5,000 a day for 20 days. He makes them in good times.
“The plan is me, Mya’s mom, my parents and a bunch of family do the last one with him on June 20th.”
Over £10,000 has been raised so far. If you would like to donate to the fundraiser for Mya, you can do so here .
A Gardai spokesman said: “Gardai is investigating a road traffic accident that occurred at around 10.30am on Tuesday 17 May 2022 in the Heathfield area of Finglas.
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